Gov. Holcomb signs executive orders in the wake of violence, death following protests

first_img Pinterest (Photo supplied/State of Indiana) Governor Eric Holcomb has signed executive orders to protect Hoosiers, properties and businesses as the result of two nights of violence, following peaceful protests in Indiana.The Governor:Signed Executive Order 20-29 to lift restrictions on local declarations of emergency that had been instituted as a part of the stay at home and back on track orders pertaining to COVID-19. This order, effective as of 11 a.m. today, allows local governments to place more stringent travel restrictions than the state has in place. A link to the order may be found at: members of the Indiana National Guard to be on standby to assist communities across the state, if requested. Gov. Holcomb verbally activated the Indiana National Guard Reactionary Force company to be available to assist local communities Saturday, however no deployment was requested. Several hundred Guard members remain on standby.Ordered members of the Guard, supported by Indiana State Police, to establish a presence at state properties in Indianapolis to protect them from further damage.“At my order, the Indiana National Guard stands ready to assist local communities in need to protect the public and property, and I am deploying Guard members to protect state property beginning today,” said Gov. Holcomb. “Organized protests have taken place across the state without incident but the events that have followed, particularly in Indianapolis, have devastated businesses, defaced public monuments that are centuries old, and resulted in loss of life.” By Jon Zimney – May 31, 2020 4 795 Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Google+ Twitter Facebook Twitter Gov. Holcomb signs executive orders in the wake of violence, death following protests Previous articleDamage, deaths reported after rioting in IndianapolisNext articleSouth Shore Line suspends service due to protests, riots Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Google+last_img

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